Otpor, Arab Spring, and the Refugees

Popcorn News: OTPOR, Arab Spring, and the Refugees

Otpor! was a political organization in Serbia (then a federal unit within FR Yugoslavia). By late November 2000 information started appearing about substantial outside assistance Otpor! received leading up to the breakup of Yugoslavia. Lectured by retired U.S. Army Colonel Robert Helvey, Serbian students received training in such matters as how to organize a strike, how to communicate with symbols, how to overcome fear and how to undermine the authority of a dictatorial regime. [1]

Ahmed Bensaada wrote a book, Arabesque$: Enquête sur le rôle des États-Unis dans les révoltes arabes. That title has been translated as, American Arabesque: the Role of the US in the Revolts in the Arab Streets. The book seems to be unavailable in English at this time. Another book in English titled also American Arabesque is not the book written by Ahmed Bensaada. Via a comment to Ersjdamoo’s Blog, Bensaada provided a link for those wishing further information: http://www.ahmedbensaada.com/index.php

In the Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of October 24, 2015, Hillary Skates on Benghazi, I had also written about a book by Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, 21st Century Revolution. The book is offered as a free e-book, yet I had trouble actually getting it from the link I had. Via another comment to Ersjdamoo’s Blog, this time by Dr. Bramhall, a link to a site where the book can indeed be downloaded was obtained: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/120942

Back in 2011, during the time of Arab Spring, I had considered it obvious that a hidden hand must be behind the uprisings in 22 Middle East nations. Yet any other support for my opinion would be helpful so I was fortunate to encounter a book by John R. Bradley, After the Arab Spring. That book was briefly commented upon by me in the February 2, 2012 blog entry, After the Arab Spring. By March 2012 I had obtained and read Bradley’s book. His take was that Arab Spring got hijacked by radical Islamists. “It often happens that the revolutionaries who sacrificed themselves are then dismayed to see their hopes dashed while a new order that is as bad as, if not worse than, the one they ousted becomes reality,” wrote Bradley. “The modern era’s most popular revolutions offer depressing precedents. The French Revolution led to the Great Terror, the Russian Revolution led to the nightmare of Stalin, and the Iranian Revolution led to the tyrannical rule of the mullahs.” [2]

Still, Bradley’s book did not exactly spell out the Hidden Hand behind Arab Spring. We in the West were given a “happy-clappy Arab Spring narrative”, wrote Bradley. But this was only a “kitten-loving, Facebook Arab Spring narrative.” [2] What though was the Hidden Hand behind Arab Spring in the first place?

A video published to YouTube on June 9, 2011, Does the USA sponsor revolutions?, is well-worth the time spent watching it. The video clocks in at 27 minutes and 36 seconds. The role of Otpor as the Hidden Hand behind Arab Spring is succinctly explained. Not only this, but the way in which Otpor tracks back to the United States’ foreign policy establishment is explored.

My own latest “Popcorn News” video, OTPOR, Arab Spring, and the Refugees, clocks in at 7 minutes and 14 seconds. It provides a thumbnail on how Otpor connects to Arab Spring and from there to the current refugee crisis in Europe. (See video hopefully viewable at the top of today’s blog entry.)

During the purported “grilling” of Hillary Clinton on Capitol Hill, which took place on October 22, 2015, a tightly limited “Benghazi sandbox” was the perimeter. However Congressman Mike Pompeo did stick his toe briefly outside the sandbox. He “touched on the relationship between the US government and Al Qaeda forces in eastern Libya which is at the heart of the Benghazi affair.” [3] It is like what John Bradley wrote: “Washington’s pragmatic friends [Al Qaeda], it is clear, are never quite as stupid as the so-called global security experts who influence American foreign policy. The former [Al Qaeda] play the latter like a fiddle.” [2] State Department had imagined one thing, peace, love and understanding, but more shrewd collaborators had outfoxed the ivy-leaguers and things like ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh and a flood of refugees were part of the result.

Projected is that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be using the Arab Spring techniques here in the United States as part of her presidential campaign. The popcorn of the Twitter Tweets, used to propel Arab Spring, will be utilized here. Already, a company called The Groundwork, funded in part by Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google’s new parent company, Alphabet, is one of Clinton’s biggest technology vendors for her campaign. [4]

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Otpor!”, Wikipedia, October 26, 2015.
[2] After the Arab Spring: How the Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts, by John R. Bradley. Kindle e-book edition.
[3] “Tweets Are the Popcorn”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, October 25, 2015. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/tweets-are-the-popcorn/
[4] “‘Obvi-Illuminati’ Pulled From YouTube”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, October 17, 2015. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/obvi-illuminati-pulled-from-youtube/


About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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